What better way to depict the chaos that landed in our world in the unforgettable year 2020 than with squirrels and their nuts? This adorable animated music video, The world has become uselessWith real backyard squirrels (sometimes disguised as influential world leaders and other notable characters), a well-choreographed and light-hearted look at the unexpected events and pandemonium of the past year can be seen – from Brexit to Kim Jong Un to Bitcoin Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Black Lives Matter and up to bans as a result of a global pandemic to send “false news”. Not only does the performance highlight the overarching effects of COVID-19, but most importantly the general inverted nature of the world we live in as we navigate the vicissitudes of a politically and morally divided population, where below is above and above is below .
This was truly a brilliant rendition of filmmaker / musician Daniel Robert Cohn and encompassed all of the historically important highlights of a year that many may now want to forget, but whose descendants may later be fascinated to look back with gratitude for the insights gained. The way many history teachers used Billy Joels for guidance We didn’t light the fire To help their students understand some of the notable events that shaped the world they now live in, Daniel Robert Cohn’s visual and lyrical portrayal of the age could also remember and educate the good, the bad in a pop-culture-esque way, and the ugly events of 2020 and set the stage for a deeper insight into how these things came about. After all, learning makes a lot more sense if it’s fun and stimulates the imagination.
The electric guitar made me rock; The beat was fun and engaging. The landscape was well developed and clear. The squirrels were sociable and entertaining. Because of its timely message and clever approach, it’s an overall golden gem of a video that deserves a much wider audience than the number of views it has received to date.
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